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Who will be in the winner?

Australia 1 16.67%
 
Ireland 1 16.67%
 
New Zealand 4 66.67%
 
England 0 0.00%
 
South Africa 0 0.00%
 
Wales 0 0.00%
 
Scotland 0 0.00%
 
Argentina 0 0.00%
 
Japan 0 0.00%
 
USA 0 0.00%
 
Total:6

 

 

 

Kick off September 20 2019!

Information on fixtures: https://www.rugbyworldcup.com/fixtures

 

Link to last WC thread: http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=203427&page=1

Last edited by think-man - on 28 February 2019

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Current top 30 teams in the world by ranking:

 

POSITION TEAMSPOINTS
1
     
  • NEW ZEALAND
92.54
2
     
  • IRELAND
89.92
3
     
  • WALES
88.30
4
     
  • ENGLAND
87.27
5
     
  • SOUTH AFRICA
84.58
6
     
  • AUSTRALIA
82.40
7
     
  • SCOTLAND
79.61
8
     
  • FRANCE
78.71
9
     
  • FIJI
77.95
10
     
  • ARGENTINA
77.05
11
     
  • JAPAN
75.24
12
     
  • GEORGIA
73.93
13
     
  • USA
73.66
14
     
  • TONGA
73.02
15
     
  • ITALY
72.75
16
     
  • SAMOA
68.78
17
     
  • URUGUAY
67.13
18
     
  • ROMANIA
64.95
19
     
  • RUSSIA
64.44
20
     
  • SPAIN
63.23
21
     
  • CANADA
61.36
22
     
  • NAMIBIA
60.34
23
     
  • BELGIUM
58.53
24
     
  • NETHERLANDS
58.45
25
     
  • HONG KONG
58.11
26
     
  • BRAZIL
58.10
27
     
  • PORTUGAL
57.41
28
     
  • GERMANY
57.15
29
     
  • CHILE
54.36
30
     
  • KOREA
53.59

 

 

https://www.world.rugby/rankings/mru?lang=en

Last edited by think-man - on 28 February 2019



Well, Nissan Stadium is near my house.

I live in Yokohama.



Oneeee-Chan!!! said:
Well, Nissan Stadium is near my house.

I live in Yokohama.

Some big games are being played there :O



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I'm not going but I bought tickets for a friend and their partner. I managed to get them the cheapest tickets for new Zealand v South Africa and Scotland v Ireland which were very in demand and then a few lesser matches.



Kerotan said:
I'm not going but I bought tickets for a friend and their partner. I managed to get them the cheapest tickets for new Zealand v South Africa and Scotland v Ireland which were very in demand and then a few lesser matches.

If I could get to Japan then I would have got some tickets. Ireland are looking like good contenders this year!



think-man said:
Kerotan said:
I'm not going but I bought tickets for a friend and their partner. I managed to get them the cheapest tickets for new Zealand v South Africa and Scotland v Ireland which were very in demand and then a few lesser matches.

If I could get to Japan then I would have got some tickets. Ireland are looking like good contenders this year!

We will implode as usual. Peaked too soon and now NZ are coming in under the radar which is very dangerous. 



Oneeee-Chan!!! said:
Well, Nissan Stadium is near my house.

I live in Yokohama.

Lucky! You should go to some matches!

No matches near me (Hiroshima), but when the ticket resale starts I wanna see if I can get some tickets to matches in either Fukuoka or Oita.

Also, yay RWC thread!

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Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Japan rugby boss quits months before World Cup:

https://www.sport24.co.za/Rugby/japan-rugby-boss-quits-months-before-world-cup-20190418

Tokyo - Yoshiro Mori announced his surprise resignation as honorary chairperson of the Japan Rugby Football Union, officials said on Thursday, just months before the country hosts the World Cup.

But the 81-year-old former prime minister will remain as president of the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games.

Mori, who played a key part in bringing Asia's first Rugby World Cup to Japan, made the announcement after a JRFU board meeting on Wednesday, and said it was partially due to health concerns after suffering several bouts of surgery because of cancer.

"Mr Mori expressed his intention to resign because of his age and condition as well as his job at the Olympics and Paralympics," a JRFU spokesperson told AFP, adding that his replacement has not been decided. "But his resignation won't affect our hosting of the World Cup," which kicks off in September, the spokesman stressed.

"Mr Mori has said he will continue supporting the World Cup but expressed hope that young people should take the initiative in pushing for the sport," the spokesperson said.

Mori has reportedly said Japan "desperately needs a vision" for the sport post-World Cup, following news that the country will lose its Super Rugby franchise after 2020.

The Tokyo-based Sunwolves were introduced in 2016 to bring rugby to new markets but organisers of the southern hemisphere's elite club competition decided last month to kick them out after 2020, sparking concerns about the sport's growth prospects in Asia.

Mori previously served as JRFU chairperson for 10 years until 2015 when he was replaced by Masaru Okamura, former head of the Japan Chamber of Commerce. Mori had since served as honorary chairman.

Mori, who became prime minister in 2000 and retired from politics in 2012, has been heavily involved in promoting sports in Japan.